EdPolicyWorks Center Profiles
Learn more about some of our current students and the research they are doing:
Aliza Husain and Katharine Meyer - July 2016
Aliza Husain is a 2nd year student in the MPP/Ph.D dual degree program and a VEST pre-doctoral fellow. Her current research interests include teacher and principal labor markets, with a greater focus on mobility and turnover.
Katharine Meyer is a 2nd year student in the MPP/Ph.D dual degree program and a VEST pre-doctoral fellow. Her current research interests include finding cost-effective ways to target issues surrounding persistent income gaps in college enrollment and completion.
Scott Latham - April 2015
Scott Latham is a 4th year Ph.D student in the Education Policy program at the Curry School of Education and a VEST pre-doctoral fellow. He discusses his early childhood research and how U.Va. has broadened his education policy interests.
Mindy Adnot - November 2014
Mindy Adnot is a 4th year Ph.D student in the Education Policy program at the Curry School of Education and a VEST pre-doctoral fellow. She discusses her research tackling tough teacher evaluation issues.
Veronica Katz - January 2014
Veronica Katz is a 3rd year Ph.D student in the Education Policy program at the Curry School of Education and a VEST pre-doctoral fellow. She discusses her road from Teach for America to graduate school.
Learn more about the joint research and collaborative work our students conduct with faculty:
Professor Jim Wyckoff and graduate student Aliza Husain discuss their join work focusing on the role of principals in the school system.
Chloe Gibbs, an assistant professor of public policy and education and Michelle Zagardo, a doctoral graduate student in the Department of Economics, discuss how the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of EdPolicyWorks helps their research.
Professor Dan Player discusses why he returned to academia and graduate student Veronica Katz highlights the ‘hand-on’ work she is doing after transitioning from the Teach for America program.
Ben Castleman Enhances the Mentorship Model at EdPolicyWorks, discusses work with Kelli Bird and Andrew Barr - January 2014
Professor Ben Castleman discusses advising a number of doctoral students, including Kelli Bird in Education Policy at the Curry School and Andrew Barr in the Department of Economics at U.Va.
Professor Daphna Bassok and graduate student Eva Galdo discuss their research aimed at understanding how early childhood education policy can be used to narrow achievement gaps.
Learn more about what some of the students that have been associated with our program are doing after graduation:
- Ed Policy Ph.D Alumna Reflects on Her Time at Curry and in the MPP Dual Degree Program. Eva Galdo, Ph.D. is currently an associate education research scientist in the Standards and Review Office at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education, and a 2015 graduate of the Ed Policy Ph.D program.
- Fitzpatrick Answers Questions on her VEST Experience at Curry and U.Va. Economics Department. Maria Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, and a 2008 Ph.D graduate from the Department of Economics at U.Va.
- Terri Sabol, a VEST Alumna, Answers Questions about her Curry Experience. Terri Sabol, Ph.D is currently an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University and is a 2011 Ph.D graduate from the Curry School of Education.
- Dunlop Answers Questions on her VEST Experience at Curry and U.Va. Economics Department. Dr. Erin Dunlop is currently an education policy researcher at the American Institutes for Research, and a 2012 Ph.D graduate from the Department of Economics at U.Va.
Learn more about other alumna from EdPolicyWorks:
Post-Doc Alumna Reflects on her Training at Curry and How It Advanced her Career. Dr. Allison Atteberry is currently an assistant professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Learn more about our faculty:
Luke Miller - July 2015
Luke Miller, a research assistant professor, discusses his route to EdPolicyWorks and answers five questions about his teaching and research.
Sally Hudson - October 2016
Sally Hudson, an assistant professor of education, policy and economics, discusses how she is helping students put their world-changing ideas to the test.